Biden surges post-S.C. primary in new Hill/HarrisX poll

Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden administration still seizing land near border despite plans to stop building wall: report Olympics, climate on the agenda for Biden meeting with Japanese PM Boehner on Afghanistan: 'It's time to pull out the troops' MORE leads in a new Hill/HarrisX Democratic Preference poll, surging after his forceful performance in the South Carolina primary this past Saturday. 

After steadily declining in the national poll for weeks following his lackluster showings in Iowa, New Hampshire, and Nevada, Biden received 28 percent in the March 1-2 survey, an 11 percentage point jump from last week

Democratic rival, Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersSanders: Trump was right about 'trying to end endless wars' Democrats battle over best path for Puerto Rico Bernie Sanders says he disagrees with Tlaib's call for 'no more police' MORE (I-Vt.) dipped 5 points in the poll to 23 percent. Billionaire Michael BloombergMichael BloombergHolder, Yates lead letter backing Biden pick for Civil Rights Division at DOJ The truth behind companies' 'net zero' climate commitments The strategy Biden needs to pass his infrastructure plan MORE trails at 20 percent. 

Super Tuesday will be the first time Bloomberg, the former mayor of New York, will be on the ballot. He skipped the first four contests.

Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenDemocrats reintroduce bill to block US from using nuclear weapons first CEO who gave employees K minimum wage says revenue tripled 6 years later Forgiving K in school loans would free 36 million student borrowers from debt: data MORE (D-Mass.), who has yet to turn in formidable results in the early voting contests, won 11 percent, a 3-point tick up from last week. 

Rep. Tulsi GabbardTulsi GabbardNew co-chairs named for congressional caucus for millennials Tulsi Gabbard blasts new House rules on gender neutral language as 'height of hypocrisy' A vaccine, a Burrito and more: 7 lighter, memorable moments from 2020 MORE (D-Hawaii) received 2 percent support and 10 percent of voters are still unsure.

The poll was conducted nationally among registered voters prior to Sen. Amy KlobucharAmy KlobucharHillicon Valley: Biden nominates former NSA deputy director to serve as cyber czar | Apple to send witness to Senate hearing after all | Biden pressed on semiconductor production amid shortage Apple to send witness to Senate hearing after pushback from Klobuchar, Lee Lobbying world MORE (D-Mnn.) announcing that she would be leaving the horse race. She received 3 percent. 

This survey aligns with a slew of new data finding a significant surge in support for Biden ahead of tonight's Super Tuesday contests where approximately one-third of all pledged the delegates will be up for grabs

The Hill-HarrisX poll was conducted online among 453 registered Democratic and Democratic-leaning independent voters between March 1 and 2. It has a margin of error of plus or minus 4.6 percentage points. 

—Gabriela Schulte